Taking care of children for hours on end, day after day, can tax even the most skilled caregiver. And people aren’t lined up at the door for childcare jobs.
It’s not surprising that caregivers sometimes lose their tempers or resort to unacceptable discipline methods. Methods that hurt kids. And don’t forget the caregivers that shouldn’t be around kids under any circumstances. Caregivers who want to use children to meet their own needs. Many childcare providers find themselves forced to hire less-than-desirable applicants simply because they need someone to take care of the kids—immediately. This, coupled with annual turnover rates in excess of 50%, can lead to mistakes. Or worse.
Praesidium knows how to carefully screen staff who work with children. And we can identify where in your program abuse may occur. Are children left alone after school with a lone childcare worker and no other adults around? Do they use a bathroom that is shared with older kids or away from the classroom? Let us help you keep the children in your infant, toddler, or school-aged child care program safe.